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I’m new to Fiverr! Any scams I should know about?

I’m new to selling to Fiverr. Are there any common scams to watch for?

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Yes.
Some buyers in buyers’ requests are just spamming.

Some buyers in buyers’ requests are just sellers trying to get you waste your ten offers.

Some buyers are going to try to get you to send them your “sample” and get the work done for free.

Some buyers are going to try to get you to send them your delivery and then cancel the order.

Some sellers will offer logo and banner in PNG format - real scammers!!! Branding materials and for print like the logo should always be VECTOR!!

Some sellers say they are graphic designers and have no idea on the concept of the term.

Some sellers buy things from a similar webpage that has a lower starting price 1$, and they sell here for 5$; they have no skills, just pure outsourcing.

You need to have original photos in your Gigs.
You must not communicate outside Fiverr with the buyer.

You can not buy from a seller who purchased from you.
You can not have more than one account on the same IP.
It is better to cancel then risk negative reviews. Cancel can be fixed, negative is permanent.

You should respond to the negative review, so people in the future see your side of the story.

Milestone is a buggy concept; we do not recommend using it.

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If you are a new seller you might be contacted by someone named Lee who wants to use your computer remotely to sign up for another site. That’s a scam. Report him and ignore.

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Quite a succinct one.
Thank you.

Thank you very much!

Yes, In recent times, I see so many buyer requests asking to go to a shorten link to see the article format they want or blogspot post URL and saying I want an article like this bla bla. Total waste of time. New Sellers easily get caught to such scenarios where they pretend to pay more. We need to have an option to report those buyer requests and wipe these profiles from Fiverr.

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welcome to forum community.

“Some buyers are going to try to get you to send them your delivery and then cancel the order.”
Agreed! and happened with me right now after 3 days later. Thanks, I learn a lot of things here. Now nervous felling work with me. Let continue my other’s work.